Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

With the passage of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, the preferential purchase of biobased products was made a mandatory part of the GPP - Green Procurement Program. In this case, it is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which designates products and issues guidance. This law requires federal agencies to give procurement preferences to USDA designated biobased products.

For more details on the 2002 Farm Bill, click here.